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Manager employee relationship – when bosses are friendly with employees

manager employee relationship

nuff said

When bosses are friendly with employees

Can the manager employee relationship be friendly? I am asked some form of this question on a regular basis and I believe the answer SHOULD be yes. Sometimes the question comes from an individual contributor who is now reporting to someone who used to be a peer and is wondering if the relationship will change.

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Executive Coaches and a great career resource

Executive Coach can make a difference

Executive Coaches for the individual contributor

I was just introduced to a new online resource, exceed.economist.com and it is full of well written, relevant articles on the topic of career growth. This blog looks to be part of The Economist magazine’s Executive Education Navigator site which is full of resources including a lot of great blog posts.

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Thankful for 2015, looking forward to 2016

2015 2016

Surrounded by supportive subscribers

Thanks for 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the subscribers and supporters of the blog. When I started this blog 5 years ago, it was an excuse to lock down a URL for a nickname given to me by my co-workers.

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Building Team Trust

building team trust

Obligatory HR Trust Fall shot (not my idea of building team trust)

Building team trust

is difficult. Sometimes individuals on our teams don’t seem to want to build a relationship with us as managers. Some folks may have had a bad experience with management in the past and others may look at the job as just a “Jay.Oh.Be”.

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What VP’s know about climbing the career ladder that you don’t.

Career Ladder

She knows that to climb the career ladder it takes more than just great work.

Career ladder, how to make friends, influence people and gain opportunity

Who are we kidding, everyone wants to climb the corporate ladder. You can do great work, but plenty of people do great work. We also need to be able to influence folks.

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Interns and internships, how to get noticed and hired

interns

Day 1, the only time the interns are shown any attention

Can interns manage their manager?

Today’s post is on mentors, mentee’s and all of the feel-good that surrounds what is right about these relationships. If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know I am a big proponent of mentors and I believe they can make one of THE LARGEST DIFFERENCES in a career.

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Phone Screen, HR exec explains the most common mistakes and how to prepare

phone screen

Project excitement during the phone interview

Phone screen, the common mistakes

Phone screens are the great unknowns in the job interview process. I believe the phone interview is the easiest interview to prepare for and the intent of this post is provide reasons why and confidence. My goal is to change your view and potential fears of the phone interview.

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Managing workplace change, how to survive this career killer

workplace change

How do you handle change and stress in the workplace?

How do you react to workplace change?

This is just a personal observation on the change in the workplace, but I believe that 90% of employees feel they handle change in a positive manner. As a casual observer that is usually involved with rolling out workplace change,

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Annual Review, how to take control of your career

annual review

Frustrated with the annual review process?

Take control of your annual review

There is a lot of talk about Fortune companies moving away from annual reviews. I am sure this isn’t news to anyone reading this blog, but some quick-hit facts:

  • GE, the company that made the annual review famous is moving away from the annual review for its 300K employees over the next couple of years.
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Job interview insight

Job Interview Insight

Job interview insight. Pulling back the curtain to see what really happens behind the scenes.

Job Interview Insight

I just had drinks with a couple of great friends/colleagues. Halfway through the conversation I literally burst out with a “F’ me, I’m a dumbass! I wish I had recorded this conversation, this would make a great blog post!” I immediately pulled out my phone and started taking notes in an attempt to capture this job interview insight.

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